E. M. Laird - From Wichita, Laird was co-founder of the Wichita aircraft
Alfred M. Landon (1887-1987) - From Independence and
Kansas Governor and 1936 Republican presidential candidate.
James Henry Lane,
aka: "The Grim Chieftain," Bloody Jim
(1814-1866) - Principal leader of anti-slavery forces in
Kansas during the
Kansas-Missouri Border War and the
(1831?-1892) - Prominent in
political affairs, Lappin was tried for forgery,
counterfeiting and embezzlement.
(1814-1886) - A Free-State advocate, the city of
Kansas was named for him.
Elizabeth "Grandma" Layton (1909-1993) -
From Wellsville, Layton became a renowned artist
Free-State advocate, lawyer, journalist and soldier.
Mary Elizabeth. Lease (1853 - 1933) - Attorney, lecturer,
writer and supporter of Populism from Wichita.
First chief justice of the Territory of Kansas,
pro-slavery advocate, and railroad builder.
John W. Leedy (1849-1935) - The 14th governor of the State of Kansas
Lorenzo D. Lewelling
The 12th governor of the State of Kansas
Delano Lewis (1938-present) - From
Topeka and Arkansas City,
Lewis was a U.S. Department of
Justice attorney, Director of the Peace Corps in Nigeria and
Uganda, and first African American president of National Public